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24th Brigade 110th Battery Royal Field Artillery

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jimbo07g41

Hi Everyone,

 

so I am researching my great uncle (Charles Clayton 108500) who was a gunner in the 110th Battery.  He was killed at the start of operation Michael on the 21st March 2018.  They were located in Lagnecourt - Marcel and the diary says they were to the left near the brown line.   Is there a method to finding his location better?  

 

Really interesting research when you are in lock down!

 

 

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Just wanted to post an update on my research. 

 

I managed to download the diaries and cross reference his location using the trench maps available on  the Scottish library. You can then overlay them onto Google maps.  He was near to the mecauley avenue trench noreuil on the 21st March and his battery sustained a direct hit at the start of operatio  Michael.

 

It appears that a number of uk dead from that day were not identified and might have been buried in mass graves by the germans.   The dead were later re buried in ecoust in the HAC cemetary. I suspect that he was one of the graves Mark known unto God burried next to known soldiers killed on the 21st march 2018.

 

I think my hypothesis is sound but let  me know if I have missed anything. I have been lucky enough to visit the area last week.

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